The McClymonts

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The McClymonts

by Barnaby Smith | July 4th, 2014 12:00:AM EST

The McClymonts are one of Australia’s most sincere and heartfelt, if hardly innovative, country acts. In the wake of Brooke’s motherhood and sister Mollie’s painful relationship break-up, Here’s To You & I is an improvement on 2012’s Two Worlds Collide, with a definite soulfulness to be found in the likes of “Heart Breaks” and “Blood Is Thicker Than Water”. Production from Lindsay Rimes allows a satisfying pace to things, with pedal steel in a consistently effective supporting role. However, it’s hard not to cringe at the same lyrical clichés that blighted Two Worlds Collide, with a distinct lack of anything poetically disarming making the record drag. An undemanding, though very sweet, listen.

 

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